18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Demoiselle Crane Landing in Group

I was in Khichan, India on a private tour. I had specifically asked to visit the cranes at Khichan. The spend the winter there, and the village has adopted them. The villagers put out food each morning (not the total food they need - just a little). We arrived before sunrise and set up on the roof of someone's house. The cranes were late, but they finally arrived.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Khichan, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Marian Herz